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bstt'a Im"palsivenea3 and Courage,
Salile Bruner Houston tells the
Smith County (Kan.) Pioneer a curious
story of bow she received the news of
the assassination of Lincoln, Garfield
and McKlnley. She was 4 years old
at the date of the assassination of Lin
coln, but she remembers that when the
news came to her father's farmhouse
she "leaned up against the big fire
place and ciied," while her mother
"wiped her own eyes with her apron."
Of the 'assassination of Garfield Mrs.
Houston relates this story:
"At that time we were living on our
farm six miles south of Concordia, this
State. Several of the familv, includ
ing myself, were sitting In the yard
with Boston Corbett, the man who
shot the assassin of Lincoln. At that
time Corbett lived on a farm near us
"While we sat there my father came
from town and brought the news of
the shooting of President Garfield. Ev
ery one who remembers Corbett re
members his Impulsive nature. He
was quick as a cat. The news seemed
to electrify him. He jumped to his
feet, saying: T wish I were there.' We
all knew what he meant. There would
have been no trial for Guiteau. All
who ever knew Boston Corbett knew
that he would have shot Guiteau on
the snot had he been there. It was
about this time that Corbett was ar
rested on complaint of some of his
Democratic neighbors for some petty
offense and taken to Concordia for
trial before a Democratic justice ol
the peace. He thought that he was
not getting justice, so he drew his
ever-ready revolver and ordered them
out and thus cleared the courtroom
He then mounted his little black pony
and went home. There was a great
deal of talk of having him rearrested,
and several persons went to his home
to do so, but did not have the courage
to do so. As they always returned
without him, the case was finally
ROBERT F. WOLFE.
A Wea'thy Shoe Manufacturer Who
Checkmate 1 lilackmailerB
Robert F. Wolfe, the wealthy and re
spected merchant of Columbus, who
has given to the world the secret that
he was once con
fined In the Indi
ana State's prison,
has won admira
tion throughout the
country for his
Air. Wolfe was
sentenced to serve
five years in the
n. f. wolke penitentiary on a
charge of assault with intent to kill.
He had become involved in trouble,
when 18 years old, while defending an
attack upon the character of a girl
cousin In a small Indiana town. After
being held three mouths in jail with
out trial lie overcame his guard aaid es
caped. He was soon rearrested :ind his
penal servitude followed. While in
prison the young man learned the shoe
maker's trade, and after his release he
made his way to Columbus, arriving
there without a dollar. He started a
little shop and in time became one of
the leading shoemakers of the State.
He is now President of the Wolfe
Brothers' Company and his estate is es
timated at ?00,000. Soon after his ar
rival in Columbus Mr. Wolfe told the
secret of his imprisonment to a few
friends. Afterward when he became a
successful merchant this information
was used to extort money from him,
and he was constantly the victim of a
set of harpies. He was so goaded with
these demands tDathe finally decided
to announce the secret himself.
THREE MILLIONAIRE'S HOMES
In San Francisco Now Dcvote.1 to
Charity or Education.
The decision of Mrs. Collis F. Hunt
ington to convert into a hospital for
women the home of the dead million
aire on Nob Hill, San Francisco, adds
one more of the houses of Pacific coast
millionaires to the list of buildings ded
icated to education or charity. The
Huntington home was originally own
ed by Gen. David D. Colton. Eight
THE HU2JTI2CGTOX MAX-SION.
years ago C. P. Huntington bought it
for 2o0,000, and now the magnificent
mansion Is to be devoted to charitable
Another home of a former millionaire
that is used for educational purposes Is
that of Leland Stanford, which has
been turned over to the university
founded by the family. Still another is
the house formerly occupied by Mark
Hopkins. It is now known as the Hop
kins Institute of Art. Both these houses
were among the most magnificent pri
vate homes on the Pacific coast and
their embellishments were superb.
Medical Advertising inAncientE ypt
King Sahura, who lived 3,500 years
before Christ, wished to record his grat
itude to his doctor because he had
"made his nostrils well," and for that
purpose he caused an inscription to be
engraved on a tablet, in which he wish
ed him long life and happiness. The
inscription shows further that the
King's physician appreciated the pe
cuniary benefits of publicity, for at the
doctor's own suggestion to his royal
master the tablet, or in plain English
the advertisement, was placed in a con
spicuous position in the waiting room
Df the regal palace, and it is to be hoped,
observes the "Medical Press," that the
worthy practitioner reaped the benefit
he deserved, not only for his successful
treatment, but also for his evident busi
Considering the cheap traps they keep
In them, ever notice how careful people
are to never leave their trunks un
locked? The undertaker is the only man who
can- cure souh dis&ases... .
Fascia at ion Which Wild Begions Have
for Some Men.
It was nearing midnight when we en
tered .'Phoenix, Ariz. Price directed the
way to a corral where he was known
and where we left the animals feasting
on fresh alfalfa, while we fared forth to
see Ms friends. It was precisely as
though Price had invited me around to
his -club. He led the way to a saloon
and as we entered it I saw at once its
typical character. At the left of the en
tranec was a bar, gfergeous with mir
rors and cut glass, while down the deep
recesses of the room were faro and rou
lette tables and tables for poker. The
irrnims about them were formed of
"cow punchers" and prospectors and
"Greasers" and Chinamen, and even
Indians, all mingliug and intermingling
with a freedom that suggested that in
cnmhline- there is a touch of nature
That makes the wLole world kin.
But more immediately interestin
as was a group which stood beside the
oar. It was made up, as I found, of
politicians, high in Territorial office, all
of whom knew Price and hailed him
cordially while aslung after his luck
For some time we stood talking with
them; then one of their number, him
self not a nolitician. but a business
man, proposed our joining him at sup
per. We accepted, I the more delight
fully, because he, of all the group, had
most attracted me. Tall and very hand
some, he had the bearing of a gentle
man, and what he told me of himself
confirmed my own impression of
richly varied past. Far into the night
we talked, and I could well believe him
when he said that the fascination of the
life which he had led on the frontier
had so far grown upon him that, while
he was glad to get back at times to his
former home in New York, he could no
longer remain contented there, hearing,
as he always did after a few months at
most, the call back to the wild freedom
Df the plains. It was under the spell
of what he said, enforced by my little
experience as a "burro nuncher," that
I went to sleep that night on a bed of
alfalfa in the corral, and when I waken
ed in the morninjr and found letters
urging my return to the East I was con
scious of an Indifference to the idea
which was wholly new to my experi
At the Table.
The years have sped since first I led
You to the table, dear.
And you sat over there alone
And I sat smiling here.
A year or two flew past and you
No longer sat alone;
A little one was in your arms,
Your darling and my own.
And then another year or so.
And some one else was there,
And Willie sat near me, you know,
While Trottle claimed your care.
The years have sped since first I led
Y01 to the table dear,
And Jou looked queenly at the foot
And I felt kingly here.
To-day as I look down at you,
On either side I see
A row of hungry little ones
All gazing up at me.
We'vs added leaves, one after one,"
And you are far away
Aye, thrice as far, my dear, as on
That happj', happy day.
Buv though we sit so far apart
You there and I up here
Two rows of hearts from my fond heart
Stretch down to you, my dear.
Thank God for every extra leaf
The table holds today,
And may we never know the grief
Of putting one away.
He Didn't Mean It.
He lost his little brother's ball,
And said he "didn't mean it";
He broke his little sister's doll,
Of course, he "didn't mean it"i
He pushed his playmate from the fence,
They found a hopeless cripple there,
But everyone with common sense
That ever heard of that affair
Was sure he "didn't mean it."
He broke a girl's poor, trusting heart
Of course, he "didn't mean it";
He played a reckless, wretched part,
But then he "didn't mean it' ;
He looked through prison bars, one day,
Upon his mother, bent with shame
She filled an early grave, but they,
Of course, knew he was not to blame
He said he "didn't mean it."
Count Tolstoi's Father.
In a recent article Count Tolstoi
draws a portrait of his father. He wa
a large and handsome man, who al
ways wore clothes of a fashion differ
ent from that of others. He had a great
contempt for the younger generation.
His greatest passion was gambling. He
won millions and lost them again. Mor
al principles he seemed to have none.
He had his sentimental moods, and
when he read aloud from a book his
voice would tremble and his eyes
moisten at a pathetic passage. He was
fond of ordinary musicromances, gyp
sy melodies, operatic tuues but frank
ly confessed that Beethoven put him te
Priucess Charles' Collection.
Princess Charles of Denmark is very
fond ,of collecting all sorts of quaint
and beautiful curios, and her treasures
of this sort are numerous. Among them
is a wonderful belt of flexible silver,
which she had studded with the splen
did unset rubies and sapphires which
she received as a wedding present from
her grandmother, Queen Victoria. The
Princess is particularly fond of ivory.
and she possesses a number of the hunt
ing trophies of her father and uncles, in
the shape of elephants' tusks and ti
gers' claws, Avhile Prince George in his
middy dajs added to her collection the
teeth of a shark he bad helped to kill
A Novel Garden.
In the center of Liverpool there is
one large roof-garden. It forms tue
hobby of a lady who has at present in
successful cultivation currants, goose
berries, and a fine show of outdoor
flowers, besides exotics in a green
house. The earn was taken up to tne
tiles by means of a lift, and the garden
is efficiently drained and free from de
spoilers. If a man does one bad act and it is
foucd out it casts a shadow over a
dozen former good ones.
MISCALLED "HAIR TONICS."
Most Hair Preparations are Merely Scalp
Irritants, of No Value.
Most hair preparations are merely
scalp irritants, miscalled hair tonics.
When hair is brittle, lusterless and
begins to fall out, the dandruff germ
is getting in its deadly work at the
root, .sapping the vitality. Since sci
ence discovered that dandruff is a
germ disease there has been-only one
preparation put on the market that
will actually destroy the dandruff germ,
and that is Newbro's Herpicide. It
allays itching instantly, destroys the
germ; and the falling hair stops, ana
hair grows luxuriantly. Ask your drug
gist for Herpicide. It allays itching
instantly; makes hair grow.
"Dinglebat has original ideas about
family government. He says every
home should be a little republic, where
universal toleration prevails and even
one has a voice in the government"
"Yes, his family Is managed on that
plan; but he and Mrs. Dinglebat have
the same old wrangle every day as to
who shall be president."
Thrown from His Cab and Bailed.
The following is the most interest
ing and, in one respect, pathetic tale:
Mr. J. Pope, 42 Ferrar Road, Streat
ham, England, said:
"Yes, poor chap, he is gone, dead
horse bolted, thrown off his seat on
his cab he was driving and killed
poor chap, and a good sort too, mate.
It was him, you see, who gave me that
half bottle of St. Jacobs' Oil that
made a new man of me. 'Twas like
this: Me and Bowman were great
friends. Some gentleman had given
him a bottle- of St. Jacobs'' Oil which
had done him a lot of good; he only
used half the bottle, and remember
ing that I had been a martyr to rheu
matism and sciatica for years, that
I had literally tried everything, had
doctors, and all without benefit, I be
came discouraged, and looked upon it
that there was no help for me. "Well,"
said Pope, "You may not believe me,
for it is a miracle, but before I had
used the contents of the half bottle of
St. Jacobs' Oil which poor Bowman
gave me, I was a well man. There
it is, you see after years of pain,
after using remedies, oils, embroca
tions, horse liniments, and spent
money on doctors without getting any
better, I was completely cured in a few
days. I bought another bottle, think
ing the pain might come back, but
it did not, so I ga.ve the bottle away
to a friend who had a lame back.
I can't speak too highly of this won
Mrs. Hiram And have you any ref
Applicant No, mum; Oi tored 'em
Mrs. Hiram (in surprise) Tore them
up? How foolish!
Applicant Yez wudn't think so,
mum, if yez had seen 'em. From
"Recollections of Mrs. Minnie E. Leo."
Hamlin's Wizard Oil Co. send song
books free. Your .ruggist sells the
Oil, and it stops pain.
"Here,' cried Oldham to his fellow
logger, who was starting for his holi
day, "that's my brush and comb you're
putting in your portmanteau."
"Well, let me have 'em. You won't
need 'em; you've grown so bald lately."
"That's Just it. I can't part with
them." London Answers.
Naturally people want to he well for
Christmas, for nothing so promotes
happiness and good cheer. Therefore,
take Garfield Tea now; its uses are
manifold; it cures all derangements of
stomach, liver, kidneys or bowels; it
cleanses the system and purifies the
blood, thus removing the cause of
rheumatism, gout and many chronic
diseases. It is good forT young and old
and has been held in the highest re
pute for many years. Physicians rec
Wish All A Merry Christmas.
And tell them of Garfield Tea which
cures indigestion and liver disorders
and insures the return of many Happy
unsuiius uinners uy removing the
cause of dyspepsia and ill health.
Too Much Soiin and Water Is Not
Good For the Skin.
It Is a familiar boast of English peo
ple that we are above all others a
washing nation. Scap and water is a
standing dish in Great Britain, but so
ittle wore we disposed to credit the
habitual cleanliness of foreigners that
1 piece of soap in the valise was till re-
uently the habitual companion of an
Englishman on his travels. All kinds
of theories have been raised to account
for this national tendency to ablution.
md most diverse qualities have been
ittributed to its possession.
The familiarity of islanders with wa
ter and the use of it occasioned by the
uational custom that led the ancient
Britons to paint their bodies are sol
emnly urged as the foundation of the
English pronencss to washing, and the
fresh complexions and smooth skins of
oung Englishmen are held to replace
the more dusky and hirsute counte
nances of the Latin races because of
their closer and more frequent ac
quaintance with the articles of the
It is quie obvious that even in Eng
land there are people who wash too
little. 1 1 is not so generally recognized
that some people wash too much. The
skin is not well adapted to frequent
applications of water accompanied by
even ihe irast irritating of soaps. A
tendeufv arises to maceration of the
superficial part of the epidermis, which
too frequently removed and occa
sions probably too rapid a proliferation
of the cells of the Malpigbian layer.
There is no doubt that many cases of
oughness of the skin of the face come
from the frequent applications of wa
ter. It is a good thing to rub the face
with a soft, clean, dry towel two or
three times a day. If, in addition, wa
ter is used in the morning and at night,
the skin will be kept in a sounder,
smoother and healthier state than if,
as is often the case, soap and water are
used three or four times a day.
Men are not often offenders in this
respect, most men sparing nttie time
for the refinements of the toileL Wom
en and children, whose skins are the
most easily affected by superfluous ab
lution, are the very persons In whom
such excess is too common. They
should be taught that there are dry
methods of cleanliness as "well as wet
SINKING SHIPS' BOILERS.
English Authorities Say thts Ships Ex
plode, Not the Boilers.
The reports of the sinking of the
gold-laden steamship Islander off the
Pacific coast of North America stated
that, as the vessel went down, the
boilers exploded. Experts in marine
engineering say that such an occur
rence is highly improbable, if not ac
The superintendent engineer of one
of the largest boilermaking concerns In
the world, a man of extended sea-going
experiences, according to the London
Mail, in discussing this question recent
ly, said: "I do not believe it is possible
for an explosion to occur under cir
cumstances like those vhich attended
the sinking of the Islander. What Is
often thought to be an explosion is the
effect of the water getting on the tires.
"It is not a question of the rupture
of the boilers, but rattier of the rapid
generation of steam through the sea
water coming into contact with the
glowing fuel of the furnaces. I have
never known of an authenticated in?
stance of a real boiler explosion con
sequent upon the sinking of a ship at
"What makes people think the boil
ers of sinking ships explode," said a
veteran marine engineer who has seen
more than one ship founder, "is the
dreadful . upheaval of the vessel when
going down, owing to the rush of the
air to escape while the water is rush
ing in and preventing it from doing so.
It is generally the ship, not the boiiers,
that explodes, if there is any explo
sion at all.
"The pressure in the boilers is natur
ally decreased the moment the cold
water comes Into contact with the boil
er platen. When a ship goes down so
rapidly as to imprison the air that 1
in her, and the pressure Increases as
she goes down, something is sure to
burst and not infrequently the decks
are blown right out.
"But the boiler.'s don't explode at
least, not because of the foundering.
WILD BEASTS IN BATTLE.
Two Panthers auJ a Sea Lion in
Fiskt to the Death.
Among all fights of wild beasts per
perhaps the most terrible are those in
which the combatants belong to differ
ent elements. The struggle then seems
peculiarly wanton and unnatural. Not
long ago two men on a small island off
the California coast declared that they
witnessed such a battle. The men wer
amusing themselves watching the an
tics of a numbea of sea lions on a reef
when all at once the creatures began
to bellow In alarm and dived into the
water. One huge fellow alone stood his
ground and moved his head slowly, as
A moment later the men saw creep
ing from the shadow of a rock two
large panthers, which had evidently
swam over from the mainland in search
Simultaneously the panthers leaped
upon their enuniy and a terrible combat
ensued. For nearly thirty minutes it
went on, till the reef was skirted with
Twice the lion struck a panther
squarely with his flipper and knocked
him a dozen feet awajT. But the great
cats kept to their work, and finally
one of them buried his teeth in a flipper
of the sea Lion, and tore it off with
single savage tug.
Bellowing hoarsely with pain and an
ger, the wounded hull caught the pan
ther's throat between Its jaws and
dragged him into the water, but the big
brute was weak from loss of blood
The panther escaped, and, with its
mate, swam off to mainland across the
narrow channel, while the sea lion
struggled out toward the ocean to die,
The ine.n went down to examine the
field of battle. A hole deep enough to
bury a horse had been dug in the soft
mud. while the shore was stained
blood red. San Francisco Call.
Fell 105 Feetj Broke Arm.
Emmet Knight, 18 years old, of
Brooklyn, lives to tell the experience
of a fearful fall recently from the new
East River bridge. That he was not in
stantly killed is miraculous. He fell
from the structure to the street, a dis
tance of 105 feet, and several persons
who saw him slip and plunge headlong
through the air ran to the spot expect
ing to find his mutilated body. Instead,
he raised himself on his arm and asked
that a doctor be summoned.
Knight Is employed as an apprentice
riveter on the bridge. He was walk
ing along the ironwork toward the Wil
liamsburg end, at Dunham place and
South Sixth street, when his foot slip
ped on some grease.
He tried desperately to regain hia
balance. Women who were looking out
of the windows screamed as they saw
the boy's peril. He swayed an instant
before he lost his balance, then both
feet slipped and he plunged downward
He landed on a pile of sand beneath
the structure and lay motionless. Men
who had witnessed the accident hurried
to the spot.
Knight was not only alive but con
scious. An ambulance was summoned
from the Eastern District hospital and
Dr. Hoffman found Knight's right arm
broken and contusions on his hip. At
the hospital Knight said, according to
the New York World, that the seconds
during which he sought to recover him
self were agonizing. He said that It
flashed through his brain that to fall
meant death. He had little conscious
ness of his flight through the air.
Work of Pasteur Institute .it Paris.
During the last year 1,420 persons
were treated at the Pasteur Institute at
Paris. Eleven died of hydrophobia, and
seven of these received treatment too
late. Of the 1,413 patients who were
treated in time, four died the percent
age being 28-100 of 1 per cent. 'In 1SS
when the institute began operations,
the percentage was 94-100; by 188S it
had fallen to 55-100; since that date it
1vls, with the exception of one- year,
been less than 40-100; and since 1898
it has been less than 10-100 of 1 per
Color of Race Horses.
Winning race horses are generally
bays, chestnuts or browns; and foi
every hundred bays among them there
sire fifty chestnuts and thirty browns.
.There is no record of an important race
being won by a piebald.
Tlie Kind You Have Always
nuo viius. 13.. a leicner, ana nas Deen matte imtier ius
personal supervision for over 30 years. Allow no one
to deceive you in tliis. Counterfeits, Imitations ami
" Just-as-good" are but Experiments, and endanger the
health of Children Experience against Jixperimeut.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pars,
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant is
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"Why Do We Remeinber Certain
Things and Forget Others?
The vagaries of memory are some of
the most interesting of those connected
with the human mind and body. Why
do we forget certain things and re
member others? Mj'riads of these ir
regularities are as yet unaccounted
for. Perhaps not even the cleverest
metaphysician will ever account for
Professor James reminds us how
something which we have tried in vain
to recall will afterward, when we have
given up the attempt, "saunter into
the mind," as Emerson says, as Inno
cently as if it had never been sum
moned. Again, bygone experiences will revive
after years of oblivion, often as the
result of some cerebral disease or acci
dent. Such a ease is- the -one quoted by
Coleridge of a j'oung woman "in Ger
many who could neither read nor write,
but who was said to be possessed of a
devil because, in a fever, she was heard
raving in Latin, Greek and in an ob
scure rabbinical dialect of Hebrew.
Whole pages of her talk were written
down and were found to consist oi
sentences intelligible in themselves, but
not having the slightest connection
with one another. To say that she was
possessed of a devil was the easiest
way of accounting for the matter.
At last the mystery was cleared up
by a physician, who traced back th
girl's history until he learned that at
the age of nine she was taken to live
at the house of an old pastor, a great
Hebrew scholar, and that she remain
ed there until" the pastor's death. It
had been for years the old man's cus
tom to walk up and down a passage
near the kitchen and read to himself
In a loud voice.
His books were examined, and among
them many of the passages taken down
at the young woman's bedside were
identified. The theory of demoniacal
possession was abandoned. Youth's
Poison by Absorption.
The slow absorption of many poisona
changes in some more or less modified
form the complexion, but arsenic and
ammonia show their effect about as
quickly as any. The popular belief
that arsenic .clears the complexion has
led many silly women to kill them
selves with it in small, continued
It produces a waxy, ivorylike appear
anc of the skin during a certain stage
of the poisoning, but its terrible after
effects have become too well known to
make it of common use as a cosmetic.
The effects of ammonia upon the
complexion are directly opposite from
that of arsenic. The first symptoms of
ammonia poisoning winch appears
among those who work In ammonia
factories is a discoloration of the skin
of the nose and forehead. This gradu
ally extends over the face until the
complexion has a stained, blotched ant!
unsightly appearance. With people
who take ammonia into their systems
in small doses, as with their water
and food, these striking symptoms dc
not appear so scon. The only effect of
the poison that is visible for a time is
a general unwholesomeness and sal-
lowness of the complexion.
The Cnnse of It.'
May I ask. sir, how it is that you
and your brother are so bald?" inquir
ed the inquisitive barber.
"Well." replied the customer, "I'll
tell you if you'll promise not to sa'
anything more about it."
"Oli. certainly, sir!"
"Well, it's because our hair has fallen
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The game of cards was fir gfctsedS
In the east and seems to ea.'e feacfi as
military origin. Cards were- infcradttcedl
from Asia into Europe at the ttaae
the crusades and were- tirst Hsetl b.
necromancers to foretell fortunes- Tlieg?
soon became a popular amusement te?
the south of Europe, where the Sacfc.
cens and Moors taught the people hTS?
to use them, antl card playing: spceh
to all parts of the continent. The stale?
records of Germany mention the Satj
that Rudolplf I., in t275 was fond! of?
the game and played with his eooEtr
k After the invention of paper the- man
ufacture of cards became extensfaei,
but declined somewhat wfcea eaird! fta'S
ing was forbidden by several ff ibe
German states and by the English; gj
ernment on account of the sappsi;ti!
immoral tendency. Before the eca
paper cards in the ortet vcese wsuS&t
of ivory, papyrus and eimvasi less Sfce
q nently df Ihv. uxeeteus mejalsi aad
quite comniutily of wootl
Tb.f iriffht or DeTensc
la the course of a trial an JEQl5aWx .
judge is reported to hare sakii TTke?
laws of God and man both give fek$
party an opportunity to make h& tfe
fense. if he has any. 1 reitlec
have heard it observed" by a very Jesuii.
ed mau upon such an occasion, tfeafe
even God himself dW not puss sen?
tence upon Adam before he was eaHetfi
upon to make his defense. "AilaeC"
says God. "wliere art thqn'i Hast thoet
eaten of the tree whereof 1 eioeKl
ed thee that thou shonhlest net wtMT
And the same question was put to Hve?
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Springs, ltd., Feb. 15. 1900.
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find Mrs. WinsIows;
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